The facial plastic surgery known as a rhinoplasty is an operation conducted on the nose to alter its size or shape. Because the nose is comprised of fragile bones and very soft cartilage, it is a delicate operation that requires a longer length of time to heal. A complete understanding of the healing process and what to expect will help prepare any rhinoplasty candidate.
Immediately following surgery, Dr. Cory Torgerson places a cast and packing on the nose. The cast acts like a splint and protects the area from being bumped or from shifting. Tape is used to apply gentle pressure on the cast and is effective in reducing swelling and keeping the cast intact. The patient will wear the cast for one week before it is removed.